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teamvocalo:

Creating a wall of appreciation. #teamvocalo (at Vocalo 89.5 FM)

teamvocalo:

Creating a wall of appreciation. #teamvocalo (at Vocalo 89.5 FM)

mpagatpatan:

a letter from a UIC professor to his students.

“Recently, I look over the classroom and I see that many of you are not there. And some of you are there physically but not mentally. I have asked myself (and you) why. I think it is because of a few reasons. This is the time of the semester when…

morningamp:

“Pretty soon our environment will be made up of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. So this is evolution at work. We systematically knock off the bacteria that don’t know how to be resistant and then we selectively favor the ones that know how to be resistant; and so pretty soon our environment is made up largely of resistant bacteria. This is not some futuristic, sci-fi threat, this is happening right now.” - Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan on Antibiotic resistance and environmental evolution.  

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#karma poetry
"Whoever you want to be, you can be,
my mother said, year in and out, her vow
a litany of doctor-lawyer-Indian chief.
She was wrong to think only of bright deeds
and lives, of limelight, accolades, fattened days.
For when I see the leper on the road, misshapen,
scabrous, wheeling his gnarled body dark with pain,
I know my own easy health, my unclever luck
for gain are even more ephemeral than self.
Reincarnate, I become what’s most loath to me:
palsied whore, brutish pimp, murderer, pariah.
Limitless the roles I could assume, mother,
when my back is spun like a turnstile of fate,
when the appalling strangers I meet are myself.
- Karma by Maurya Simon"

morningamp:

“These are men who are violent, dominating, powerful and courageous; but also human beings; and vulnerable; suffer horribly with a loss… and so I just wanted to make a masculine, powerful image. I initially studied everything that was done in boxing  both in terms of art and photography and sculpture; I tried to find my own way of seeing. And it took a while but I found a way of [seeing] boxing in a way that was unique and special and that was my own.” - Howard Schatz, Photographer and Ophthalmologist. 

Happy Monday, AMpers! Photographer (and ophthalmologist!) Howard Schatz joins us on the line right now to talk about this seventeenth collection of photographs, At the Fights, which exhibits the bodies, faces, victories, and losses of professional boxers from Ali to Mayweather. Check out some of the shots from this mammoth book!

"Providing—that’s not love…Being there — that’s more important. I mean… We see that with all these rich socialites. - HOV, @GQMagazine"
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#GOP steps down in the fight to repeal #Obamacare.

President Obama: “I’m Really Proud of All of You.” (by BarackObamadotcom)

#Presidential #tears. 

morningamp:

“I don’t think it’s [the government] a change, I think it’s a return. The previous century had a very powerful tradition of the government providing work programs, implementing programs that helped the middle class grow. We think about the 1950s, right, as being the ideal american in this country - we have such nostalgia for it[…] that was a high point in terms of the government providing opportunities and resources for working people.” - Dr. Coya Paz

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